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Education Department releases draft 'framework' for its college ratings planOpen in a New Window

With draft "framework" of its college ratings plan, the Education Department offers a glimpse into its planning -- but provides far fewer details than many were expecting.

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Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell and Deputy Undersecretary Jamienne Studley, who have led the college ratings project, listen to audience concerns at a conference on historically black colleges earlier this fall.


Title IX administrators discuss emotional demands of jobOpen in a New Window

Paperwork aside, Title IX coordinators say their jobs take an unusual emotional toll and encourage peers to exercise self-care.

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Richard Baker


Athletics directors hope Luck can bring hands-on campus experience to NCAAOpen in a New Window

Athletics directors are thrilled to see one of their own take a leadership role within the NCAA staff, but it's unclear what sway the new position will have and which concerns will take precedence.

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West Virginia University
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Oliver Luck


UPenn students serve as campus consultants for higher ed courseworkOpen in a New Window

A new version of a traditional course at the U. of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education trains soon-to-be higher education leaders with real-time problems. 

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Teams brainstorm suggestions during the final case study in a graduate-level higher education course at the University of Pennsylvania.


Report calls on British academics to be honest with Ph.D. students about career prospectsOpen in a New Window

British professors urged to tell their graduate students that they can't assume a Ph.D. will translate into a "job for life."

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New presidents or provosts: Brandeis Cornell Daymar MiraCosta Oshkosh Southeastern Wilberforce Winston SalemOpen in a New Window

  • Anthony Clarke, vice president for instruction and chief academic officer at Richmond Community College, in North Carolina, has been named president of Southeastern Community College, also in North Carolina.


Creation of Obama's college ratings tested the Education DepartmentOpen in a New Window

The Education Department faced a big challenge in creating a ratings system, with a timeline that kept slipping as critics happily filled the void.


A Long Island private college hopes to make it past next fallOpen in a New Window

Dowling College's seventh president of the last 10 years hopes to be the one who can save it.

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Dowling College


Marquette professor who blogged about a TA's decisions in class is suspended with pay, pending inquiryOpen in a New Window

The Marquette U. professor who criticized a TA's teaching on his personal blog is suspended, pending a university investigation into his conduct. 

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John McAdams


Employees at Pennsylvania colleges subject to new background checkOpen in a New Window

College employees in Pennsylvania who work with minors will have to pass regularly scheduled background checks under state's new child protection laws.

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